Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Glamour Puss - Promo CDdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is surprising CD-R. This demo captures a band with a unique niche and some fresh ideas of how to use simple progressions effectively, and arrange things in a variety of powerful ways. The longer tracks with the more adventurous arrangement's are the most interesting. They don't rage and pummel, but they do threaten and evoke powerful images. "Enter The Dragon" is a short intro to track 5, a vocal called "Lounge Man," performed in a semiserious lounge singer parody. Suave and decadent.
Picks: Bumble Bee Surf, Wobble Knees, Space Race, Enter The Dragon, Surfin' The Abyss, Spinout

Track by Track Review

Bumble Bee Surf dotdotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

This Impacts tune is reverbed out, and played with enough energy to compare to the original. It's more surfy, with glissandoes, and no lap steel. The dribbling double picked parts are a nice change.

Wobble Knees dotdotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

"Push the gas pedal all the way to the floor, and hold it there." Then, an engine revs up, and the song takes off. Fast paced stomp on demand surf progression with big chord power. Sizzling double picked leads, and chunky delivery.

Space Race dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This shiningly original track uses harmonics and pure reverb over a rumbling and ominous bass line to create an image of thundering primal surf and tribal ceremonial sacrifice. It is dark, brooding, and rhythmic. Very good track indeed. Dig the power of the surf! Middle eastern imagery, menacing tones, and dramatic Bedouin bedlam. Magnificent!

Enter The Dragon dotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

"Enter The Dragon" is a short (:25) guitar solo intro to "Lounge Man."

Surfin' The Abyss dotdotdot
Garage Rock Surf (Instrumental)

Big guitar twang, chord falls, string bending, progressional, and powerful. No melody, or damn little, but churns mightily.

Spinout dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Wait, the stock cars are racing against time, about to spin out in the turn at the stockyard. Mean, cowboy tinged grind and fury. This reminds me of the Torpedoes on a mean day. Twangy, driven, low-E grodie, and powerful.